Wednesday, 2 July 2014
The Removal Of A Leaning 'Chitalpa Tashkentensis'
The Chitalpa tashkentensis, Desert Willow, has been gradually leaning further and further out of the border, with the greatest movement occurring last night following the heavy rainfall. Having assessed the risk to visitors, students and staff it was deemed too dangerous to leave in place, unfortunately it was just about to flower, see blog entry 2nd August 2013 'Chitalpa tashkentensis'.
Simon and Ali, having made the decision, set about cutting the tree down, leaving a small stump in the border in the hope it will reshoot.